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The Conflicted Heart

March 2, 2013
By ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

A spoken word, a bitten tongue.
An impulsive decision, a conscious control.
Choosing to stay, or deciding to run -
Committing to you or opting to fold.

Closing eyes, counting to ten.
Snapping control, surrender of will.
Maintaining grip on a calm-like Zen,
Giving into the stirring thrill.

I ask you this, a question of sorts.
When considering lust or love,
Open up your private thoughts -
Is love a selfless act - or, the utmost form of selfishness?

The author's comments:
This poem is merely a projection of my thoughts. By loving someone, are we as humans being selfless? Even though we ourselves gain pleasure, the commitment, the promises, the sacrifices, the potential pain - is it a selfless act? Or is it indeed a selfish act, as we ourselves may be the one to hurt the other? And in loving someone, that person must give themselves to the other, so do we ask to much of our lover? I am not sure. Perhaps you are.

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